Wapello County IA Information


Wapello County Subdivisions

Wapello County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,241
Daytime Population: Workers 18,144
Daytime Population: Residents 18,561
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,705
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 34,420
Population in Familes 26,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 821
Population Density2 82
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $42,353
Average Household Income $56,820
Per Capita Income $23,539


Total Housing Units 16,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,245 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,153 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,685 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $88,947
Average Home Value $124,180


Total Households 14,398
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 9,122
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.15% -0.19%
Households -0.15% -0.2%
Families -0.31% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.01%


Wapello County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wapello County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 80th
Population Density # 14 87th
Diversity Index # 12 89th
Median Household Income # 98 2nd
Per Capita Income # 96 4th

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